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Steering Stabilizers?

Hey guys just looking for some info as to whether I would see any benefit removing the stock stabilizer bar and replacing with either a single or dual shock set-up. I don't have it lifted but I have 2 1/2" leveling spacers in the front with 35x12.50r20's. I am getting new shocks when I get out on my days off and would like to do this as well if it would benefit me at all. Thanks for anyones input

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Also another question, I just noticed there is already a shock up a little higher on a different component so does a dual setup just replace the solid bar on the bottom which I assume is a tie rod. If I go with a dual on the bottom bar does the upper one even do anything then? Sorry for all the questions but I have very little suspension and steering knowledge.

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im looking to do the same thing to mine. kinda wondering best place to buy and how hard is it to do

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its a good upgrade.. I got the Rough Country one with dual Bilestiens.. easy to mount up and it replaces the stock one. it runs along the front of the tierod end.. it doesn't replace it.

The toughest part was getting the old OEM stabilizer out.

Here's my last 3 to compare too.




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Most people seem to be good with the Bilstein stock replacement, but the best option is the dual ICON setup. You will pay for it though, it is over $500, but makes a huge difference.



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Most people seem to be good with the Bilstein stock replacement, but the best option is the dual ICON setup. You will pay for it though, it is over $500, but makes a huge difference.
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So you are just talking about replacing this shock with a bilstein or equivalent aftermarket?

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DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
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its a good upgrade.. I got the Rough Country one with dual Bilestiens.. easy to mount up and it replaces the stock one. it runs along the front of the tierod end.. it doesn't replace it.

The toughest part was getting the old OEM stabilizer out.

Here's my last 3 to compare too.



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So with your dual setup, does the solid bar separate from the tie rod ends and get replaced with the dual shocks? Sorry for my lack of knowledge but in your pick it looks like that.

08 F350 JOB 1
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SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
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So with your dual setup, does the solid bar separate from the tie rod ends and get replaced with the dual shocks? Sorry for my lack of knowledge but in your pick it looks like that.
no it does not.. it just looks like that because you cant see it behind the shocks. if you took that tie rod end out, your front left tire wouldn't be controlled.

does this help/?? you can see here that the end of the shock bolts onto the tierod end with 2 ubolts that are included in the kit.


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Ah so it just has u bolts now I see like I said I have no idea about this stuff. So then what did you do about that upper shock that I posted right above to DSTRBD?

08 F350 JOB 1
H&S MINI MAXX HD300 W/S1M
SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
FLO-PRO CAC PIPE & INTAKE ELBOW
CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
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I bought a dual steering stabilizer from Top Gun Customz. I got the Bilstein dual steering stabilizer and it was about $300.

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